QuestionsCategory: Pedagogy of EnglishWhat is John Dewey philosophy on aims and methods of education?
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John Dewey was an American educator and philosopher. He believed in learning by doing, which is still a prevalent belief. John Dewey was also known as the founder of the pragmatism movement in education. He believed that
“a process of living and not a preparation for future living.”
According to Dewey, philosophy is,
“a method of locating and interpreting the more serious of the conflicts that occur in life, and a method of projecting ways for dealing with them: a method of moral and political diagnosis and prognosis”.

Methods of Teaching

Dewey has revealed several methods of teaching based on his principles which are as follows.
  1. Firstly, a social environment is highly essential for learning.
  2. Secondly, learning begins only when the learner has an interest in learning.
  3. Thirdly, children are interested in learning things that are related to their life.
  4. A child begins to learn when he feels active.
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